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The Rose from the Hearth

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Rus Bowden
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0 posted 01-13-2000 08:21 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Rus Bowden


The Rose from the Hearth
for Patricia Taylor on her birthday

A breeze of light comes through
where windows haven't been
nor walls to dampen springtime's view
nor doors to let it in
to where horizons call anew
a breeze of light comes through

A warmth has filled the air
while summer was ablaze
with seas to sail and beaches where
the waves would touch the rays
and while the sun had done its share
a warmth has filled the air

A fog has gone away
from roads of clear foresight
where autumn stars would shine till day
and vision seemed so right
but natures colors were just gray
a fog has gone away

A flame now warms the room
a hearth has come alive
as winter's furnaces resume
and holidays arrive
from stones a rose has come to bloom
a flame now warms the room


© Copyright 2000 Rus Bowden - All Rights Reserved
Nate Dogg
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1 posted 01-13-2000 08:27 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Rus, this is a very beautiful poem and welcome to Passions, my friend.

 Nathan
Anne
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2 posted 01-13-2000 08:30 PM       View Profile for Anne   Email Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Anne

I love how easy and natural your rhymes sound!  Lovely!
Pooh-Butt
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3 posted 01-13-2000 08:44 PM       View Profile for Pooh-Butt   Email Pooh-Butt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pooh-Butt

hey you wrote a very picture painting poem.. it took me away.. GOOD JOB
Poet deVine
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4 posted 01-13-2000 08:47 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to the family! Great poem!
Grandma Jo
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5 posted 01-13-2000 08:48 PM       View Profile for Grandma Jo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Grandma Jo

Very beautiful, I can see the picture you created with your words.  
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 01-13-2000 08:51 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Rus -
What a powerful entrance you made to
the Passions Forum.
Welcome .....
This is beautiful.  I really like
the uniqueness of the verses.
Hope to read more.
I would suggest that Patricia Taylor
is a lucky gal to receive this for her
birthday.
~*Marge*~

 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Denise
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7 posted 01-13-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome to Passions, Rus! Beautiful poem! Check your email for a special welcome!

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


Rus Bowden
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8 posted 01-13-2000 10:11 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Nate Dog:  Thank you very much for your comment and welcoming me.

Hi Anne:  Funny you should say "lovely", that is a favorite expression of Pat's  Thank you.

Hi Pooh-Butt:  Thank you.  This will be displayed in the Deerfield Inn by a hearth with a pot of flowers instead of fire, something Pat and I saw two days after its writing.

Hi Poet-deVine:  Thanks for reading and the compliment.  I feel very welcome.  Such a wonderful group.

Hi Grandma Jo:  Thanks for reading this with such intent.  Very appreciated.



[This message has been edited by Rus Bowden (edited 01-13-2000).]
RainbowGirl
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Rus:..The mind is a glorious platform..

HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Rus Bowden
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10 posted 01-13-2000 10:17 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

(Hmmm, wonder why it posted as I scrolled)

Hi ~*Marge*~ ) Oh, I was under pressure.  I asked Pat what she would like and she asked for a poem.  She loves it.  Thanks for your comment and welcome.

Hi Denise:  Thank you so very much for that beautiful poetry card.  I was so surprised and taken by it.

Good night all...  Thanks for a great first night.  I had a chance to read a few...  Loved the chance to be here.  Thank you.

Rus
Rus Bowden
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Hi Rainbowgirl,

I was just about to sign off and then counted...

Thanks for reading and, yes it is, isn't it?  )

Rus
Skyfyre
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12 posted 01-13-2000 11:01 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Quite a striking entrance you have made for yourself, with this.  I echo the welcome extended by my colleagues, and for perfectly selfish reasons, I hope you post more soon ...

(I love this stuff!)  

--Kess


 You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.

Eloise
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13 posted 01-13-2000 11:23 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Russ, welcome to Passions.  This was really very beautiful.  Pat must be quite an inspiration to you to write such a lovely poem.    
Meadowmuse
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A skillful and lyrical poem! I love your recapitulative allusion to new beginnings. Although I am not a member in earnest, I extend my hand in welcome.

Dear LadyClaire


Martie
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15 posted 01-13-2000 11:58 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

What a lovely picture you paint with your words Rus.  Welcome to Passions and thank you for your reply to my poem earlier.



 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Corinne
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16 posted 01-14-2000 12:24 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Beautiful imagery, and fantastic rhythm!


Corinne
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17 posted 01-14-2000 02:57 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is a lovely tribute to your someone special...don't think I've ever gotten a poem for my birthday!  Welcome to passions, you've made quite an entry!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Elizabeth Santos
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18 posted 01-14-2000 07:32 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Rus, this is a wonderful verse.I love the rhythm of it. I can see I have many hours of pleasure waiting ahead of me reading your poems
You are very talented
Liz
Roger Leewright
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19 posted 01-14-2000 07:42 AM       View Profile for Roger Leewright   Email Roger Leewright   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roger Leewright

Great Job Rus and welcome to passions. I found this poem very lovely indeed.
whiskey
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This is wonderful , Great poem , welcome to passions  
Seymour Tabin
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21 posted 01-14-2000 10:31 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Rus,
Welcome to passions, enjoyed the poem.
suthern
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This is lovely... Welcome to Passions!
LngJhnAg
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23 posted 01-14-2000 01:50 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Rus - hmmmpphhh - I was going to tell you how much I liked this poem, the ABABAA structure was so tight - than I read how you were going to get a card from Denise, and I NEVER EVER got a card from her - hmmmppphhhh - I loved your poem anyway, but I think I deserve a card too! lol - This was a great piece of writing Rus.  I loved the flow - smooth and clean - I was at the end and I wanted more - you owe us all another 8 or 10 stanzas, so puts yer back into it, me matey. yo ho ho -

and welcome aboard, too.
Rus Bowden
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24 posted 01-14-2000 07:39 PM       View Profile for Rus Bowden   Email Rus Bowden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Rus Bowden

Hi Kess:  Thank you for your welcome.  After reading your poetry, I should stay for selfish reasons too!

Hi Eloise:  Oh yes, Pat is a wonderful inspiration and so good for and to me.  Thank you for your read.

Hi Claire:  I went "shopping" for a form to use to write this poem and found Alexander Scott's A Rondel of Love and tried to do the form justice.  Thank you for your critical read.

Hi Martie:  Ah, the word "lovely" again.  This is a word of Pat's.  To say this about this verse is very confirming.  Thank you.

Hi Corinne:  Oh so glad you like it.  Such a wonderful reply.  You are fantastic.  Thank you.

hi devina:  thank you for your great welcome and pat is very special. wow...  pressure's on for next year.

Hi Liz:  Thank you for your wonderful compliment.  I have read your work and it a pleasure indeed.  Well, one's head can get big in this forum!  Thanks.

Hi Roger:  Thanks for your welcome and nod on this verse.  And there's the magic word "lovely" again.  Appreciated.

hi whiskey:  thank you for reading and your wonderful welcome and compliment.

Hi Seymour:  So glad you enjoyed and thanks for reading.  Such a great welcome here!

hi suthern:  The magic word again!  pat will read these replies too.  wow!  thanks for the welcome.

Hi LngJhnAg:  Thanks for reading.  Such a great reply.  If I'm a matey, I must be aboard.  Is 8 or 10 stanzas like swabbing the deck??

I am overwhelmed.   Thank you all so much.

Rus
 
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